17-Year-Old American Sentenced to Eleven Years In Prison For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to… »8/28/15 1:30pm8/28/15 1:30pm

CSI: Cyber Ends With a Bitcoin Bounty Hunter and Creepy Revenge Hack

CSI: Cyber’s double-header finale has everything wonderfully horrible about this incoherent, paranoid baloney sandwich of a show: Overwrought melodrama, gargled tech jargon, comical graphics, an extensive array of stylish vests, and Oscar Winner™ Patricia Arquette grimacing her way through a hefty career mistake with… »5/14/15 6:30pm5/14/15 6:30pm

A Physical Bitcoin Wallet Will Put Coins In Your Non-Digital Pocket

Owning Bitcoin might give your inner crypto-anarchist a bit of a rush, but the currency lacks the tactile fat-cat feels of physical notes in your wallet. Plus, only dealing with currency in the ether can make Bitcoin insecure and difficult to use. Case, a Bitcoin wallet that fits in your jeans, hopes to solve those… »5/05/15 11:30pm5/05/15 11:30pm

What's the Blockchain, and Why Does Bitcoin Depend On It?

It’s going to unshackle us from the oppressive dungeon of fiat currency! But also criminals and rogue cops use it to do nefarious drug stuff! Digital currency is often defined by its volatile hype cycle. And yet its most promising feature is incredibly mundane-sounding: a bookkeeping system called “the blockchain.” »4/15/15 4:44pm4/15/15 4:44pm

Scammers and Skeptics Are Strangling the Future of Digital Money

Bitcoin devotees and other cryptocurrency fans say that math gives their radical ideas so much potential. But starting a new value system also requires a level of faith in the people using the math. As “shitcoin” scams pile up, it’s becoming clear that new currencies need trust, too. And they don’t have it. »4/07/15 11:00am4/07/15 11:00am

You Can Bid on Silk Road Boss Ross Ulbricht's $11 Million Bitcoin Stash

If you've always wanted to dabble in cryptocurrency speculation but you were just waiting until you could acquire some Bitcoin that you knew was FOR SURE used in digital drug deals, I have some good-ass news for you: the United States Marshals Service is auctioning off 50,000 Bitcoins seized from Ross Ulbricht's… »2/18/15 3:35pm2/18/15 3:35pm